Student of the Week: Brandon Katerman

Brandon Katerman

Where are you from?     

I’m from Reading Pennsylvania about an hour and a half outside of Philly.

What school do you go to?     

I go to Temple University.

What made you choose to study abroad at Temple Rome?     

The opportunity to travel was enough of a driving force for me to study at Temple Rome. I wanted to become emerged in the culture of Rome and Italy while taking this opportunity to travel to neighboring countries and experience their culture firsthand as well.

What has been your favorite experience so far?     

My favorite experience so far is hands down traveling to Salerno with my friends for a weekend beach trip and spending the entire day on the Amalfi Coast.

What do you hope to accomplish before leaving?     

I hope to learn more Italian than just the phrase “I can’t speak Italian”. I also hope to make memories and friendships with people that will advance past the end date of this program. I want to be a better, smarter, more culturally and socially aware version of myself before leaving Italy in December.